Tile, Then and NowAuthor:Nicole Powell
Their is sooooo much tile in the world, and I guess that makes sense considering its been around for a pretty long while. According to the Wiki universe, fired roof tiles have been found that date back the the 3rd millennium BC. If your not a ‘dates’ person, try these keywords on for size: ‘Mycenaean’ or ‘archaic Greek.’ (See, your Art History teacher was right! It is useful!)
Well—considering all of that—heres a very very brief roundup of tile that would make three different design types very happy.
For the modernist who appreciates a little texture now and then:
Check out this very cool, handmade tile from ModCraft in Brooklyn. Available at Filmore Clark in West Hollywood.
For the Green Team:
Available at Straws, Sticks and Bricks—these ecologically friendly versions have serious sustainablity bragging rights.
First up are ‘Slate-ish’ tiles, which are made from post-industrial recycled FSC certified paper material….WHAAA? Yep, and they can go in the bathroom.
And then—a new twist on the always reliable recycled tile: Shown here—recycled brass tile, also from Straws, Sticks and Bricks.
For the whimsical traditionalist:
Artistic Tile gets serious cred. for using the latest technologies to defy the laws of hard cold stone. Eat your heart out Michelangelo.
And again, this time with perfect circles.
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